Publications by authors named "Anabella Campagna"

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Eicosapentaenoic acid supplemented to in vitro maturation medium results in lesser lipid content and intracellular reactive oxygen species in blastocysts of cattle.

Anim Reprod Sci 2021 Jun 9;229:106765. Epub 2021 May 9.

IGEVET - Instituto de Genética Veterinaria "Ing. Fernando N Dulout"(UNLP-CONICET LA PLATA), Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias UNLP, Calles 60 y 118, B1904AMA, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address:

Sub-optimal cattle embryo development to the blastocyst stage still is a problem when conducting in vitro production (IVP) procedures. Supplementation of in vitro maturation (IVM) medium with omega 3-polyunsaturated eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an approach that might have positive effects on lipid metabolism of cattle oocytes, potentially improving subsequent embryo development. The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of EPA addition to serum-free IVM medium on pronuclear formation after in vitro fertilization, cleavage, and blastocyst rates. Effects of EPA on lipid accumulation and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation with IVP of cattle embryos was also investigated. In all experiments, cumulus-oocyte complexes were matured in IVM medium supplemented with 0 nM, 1 nM, or 1 μM EPA for 24 h. Pronuclear formation, cleavage, and blastocyst rates were similar for embryos when there was supplementation of EPA at all concentrations to those of the control group (P > 0.05). The inclusion of 1 nM EPA in medium resulted in a greater lipid content and less intracellular ROS in day 8-embryos compared with those of the Control group (P < 0.05). There were no differences, however, when there was inclusion of 1 μM EPA compared to embryos of the Control group at the day 8 developmental stage (P > 0.05). In conclusion, supplementation with IVM medium with the 1 nM EPA concentration resulted in a lesser blastocyst lipid and intracellular ROS concentration, without modifying embryo development, therefore, EPA could be a desirable supplement to improve embryo quality in cattle.
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June 2021

Effects of EPA on bovine oocytes matured in vitro with antioxidants: Impact on the lipid content of oocytes and early embryo development.

Theriogenology 2020 Apr 26;146:152-161. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Instituto de Investigación y Tecnología en Reproducción Animal (INITRA), Cátedra de Histología y Embriología, Av. Chorroarín 280, C1427CWO, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Electronic address:

The eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) present in the lipid composition of bovine oocytes. Little is known about the importance of EPA in bovine oocyte maturation and embryo development in vitro. Although previous work suggest that n-3 PUFAs may inhibit oocyte maturation, the available data are inconsistent. In this study, we evaluated the effect of EPA (1, 10, 100 nM) during in vitro maturation (IVM) of bovine oocytes, alone and in combination with vitamin E (VE) or cysteamine (CYS). EPA treatment in IVM decreased oocyte lipid content and affected lipid droplets pattern (P < 0.05). EPA 100 nM reduced oocytes maturation rate (P < 0.05), without affecting cumulus expansion. At the concentrations tested, EPA did not modify embryo development. However, the addition of antioxidants during IVM reduced the levels of reactive oxygen species in the culture system by increasing intracellular glutathione content (P < 0.05). Besides, the combination of EPA with VE or CYS reduced the percentages of MI oocytes after 24 h of IVM (P < 0.05). EPA reduced oocyte lipid content without any detrimental for embryo development.
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April 2020